2013 February

Titanic II Interior Plans Revealed

On February 28th, 2013

  By Ashley [email protected] Follow on Twitter Feb 27, 2013 12:25pm An Australian billionaire has released blueprints for the Titanic II, with plans to set sail across the Atlantic in 2016. Blue Star Line/AP Photo Real estate and coal magnate Clive Palmer announced his plans at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York on..

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Sea Asia 2013 (9-11 April, Singapore)

On February 28th, 2013

  Welcome to Asia's fastest growing maritime event Sea Asia, in its 4th edition, returns to Singapore with a brand new look, compelling conference programme and exciting features. To be held at the iconic Marina Bay Sands Singapore from 9 – 11 April 2013, Sea Asia is expected to reach new heights in terms of..

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RINA partners IB ship management software suite

On February 28th, 2013

Efficient ship and fleet management depends on managing information in the right way International classification society RINA Group has partnered with Italian software house IB to distribute a software suite aimed at improving ship and fleet operation across the board. The InfoSHIP? suite is made up of a number of modules which together can be..

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ILO publishes the annual report on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations 2013

On February 27th, 2013

The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations, whose work constitutes the cornerstone of the ILO's supervisory system on international labour standards, has just published its annual report Press release | 25 February 2013   International labour standards are universal instruments adopted by the international community and reflecting common values and principles..

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Nigeria Latest to Ratify MLC

On February 26th, 2013

The Minister of Labour & Productivity, begins the process of ratifying the International Labour Organisation's Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC2006). During the session, the Minister, Emeka Wogu commented that the step is another milestone aimed at generating and sustaining industrial peace and harmony which is pivotal for the attainment of the Transformation Agenda of the..

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Ships must carry insurance certificate

On February 26th, 2013

Insurance and certificate requirements for vessels with a gross tonnage of or above 300 DMA announces that all Danish ships of 300 gross tonnage or more shall carry a certificate confirming that insurance covers maritime claims. DMA accepts a Certificate of Entry containing information as specified in § § 3 and 4 of Executive Order..

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Philippines now the fourth largest shipbuilding country in the world

On February 25th, 2013

Austal's shipyard operations in Balamban recently completed its first ship With the opening of the shipyard operations of a global defense prime contractor in the country, Filipino workers are now gaining a reputation as world-class shipbuilders. Austal's shipyard operations in Balamban recently completed its first ship, a highly advanced world-class trimaran design for the European..

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ICS publications on best practices for shipping companies now available as eBooks (From April 2013)

On February 25th, 2013

The International Chamber of Shipping has announced that it will be making its publications on best practices for shipping companies available as eBooks. ICS will be using the eReader technology developed by Witherby Seamanship Group (WPG), which is now being widely used by many other bodies producing maritime publications, including the International Maritime Organization (IMO)...

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MARPOL and VIMSAS top discussions at Caribbean meeting

On February 25th, 2013

MARPOL and VIMSAS topped discussions when senior Caribbean maritime administrators met in Montego Bay, Jamaica this week. The Regional Senior Marine Administrators Workshop was hosted by the Maritime Authority of Jamaica during a milestone visit to the country by Koji Sekimizu, Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Representatives from 20 countries met to..

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Intercargo Calls for Swift Casualty Investigation into the Loss of the Harita Bauxite

On February 21st, 2013

Intercargo called for an early casualty investigation following the tragic loss of Harita Bauxite The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (Intercargo) has called for an early casualty investigation following the tragic loss of the bulk carrier Harita Bauxite. The Panama-registered, 1983-built handymax ship which was reportedly carrying a cargo of nickel ore from Obi,..

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